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Alan Snow - Author

About the Author

Alan Snow is the bestselling author/illustrator of How Santa Really Works, How Dogs Really Work and How Cats Really Work. He is also the author of the Here Be Dragons series and the wonderful Here Be Monsters series. After studying fashion at Salisbury College of Art, he worked in many trades, from tree surgery to sound engineering. He even found time to mix flavours into yogurt!

Alan lives in the West Country.

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Other books by Alan Snow

The Three Wishes A Christmas Story

The Three Wishes A Christmas Story

Author: Alan Snow Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

A beautifully-told and stunningly-illustrated Father Christmas origin story. Coming together like a perfect festive jigsaw, this story explains all of the traditions and myths around Santa Claus, from how he travels around the world in one night, how his sleigh and reindeer can fly, and why he leaves presents, to the origins of his red coat. A young boy is herding his family's reindeer when they are drawn into a mysterious cave. The cave is the holder of eternal summer, looked after by three strange characters - a wooden creature, a bird and a fish. Once entered, the cave cannot be left without time in the outside world standing still. In his sadness at not being able to leave, the boy is granted three wishes and chooses freedom, happiness and time. He is told that they will all be granted - eventually. After the first year of working hard in the summer cave, the boy is allowed to see his family in the outside world. Time stands still as he visits his parents, and he leaves gifts behind to show that he has visited. As the years go by, this annual visit continues and he begins to call on not only his parents, but more and more other families... and Christmas traditions as we know them, start to be created.

Worse Things Happen at Sea

Worse Things Happen at Sea

Author: Alan Snow Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/04/2018

Worse Things Happen at Sea

Worse Things Happen at Sea

Author: Alan Snow Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/04/2018

Here be Monsters!

Here be Monsters!

Author: Alan Snow Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/03/2018

Here be Monsters!

Here be Monsters!

Author: Alan Snow Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/03/2018

Snow's Kitchenalia How everything works

Snow's Kitchenalia How everything works

Author: Alan Snow Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Although today's kitchens are crammed full of `useful' appliances, few people seem to know how to operate them in even the most basic way, let alone make the most of them. Award-winning illustrator Alan Snow has set out to change matters, with this striking diagrammatic guide. Designed to free us up from the shackles of recipe books, Snow's fascinating visual miscellany shows readers the ins, outs, hows and whys of all manner of cooking equipment, tools and techniques, from ovens, blenders and coffee machines, to more sophisticated chefs' equipment and everything in between. Arranged into four practical sections: Tools, Cooking, Drinks and Kitchens, each section is accompanied by an insightful commentary that offers clear explanations and instructions. As well as absorbing historical and scientific details the book is brimming with charming diagrams and sequences. Once you've grown familiar with each appliance, you'll find good reason to put your newly acquired knowledge to the test, with recipes as you've never seen them before. The perfect gift for every keen cook, whether amateur, enthusiast or professional, this unique book is at once a visual celebration of the kitchen and a fascinating exploration of culinary science and technique.

Worse Things Happen at Sea!

Worse Things Happen at Sea!

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2014

The people of Ratbridge are going crazy for the amazing miracle medicine, Black Jollop. But disaster strikes when it looks as though the powerful pick-me-up is running out! It's up to Arthur and his friends on board the Nautical Laundry to journey afar to gather the secret ingredient. It's excitement ahoy in this madcap story, full of hilarious and outrageous characters, including the loveable Boxtrolls who are now stars in the Oscar-nominated film The Boxtrolls.

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